Pianist Joseph Mohan champions classical works while incorporating the pop genre. He performed in One Thrilling Combination, a special tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, and has also appeared in The Juilliard School’s Wednesdays at One concert series in Alice Tully Hall, in Juilliard’s PianoScope series at the Morgan Library, and with the Collegiate Chorale in Song of Norway at Carnegie Hall.
Mohan has performed throughout North America and Europe. He has collaborated with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Ocean City Pops, Amherst Symphony, and Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra under the batons of Marvin Hamlisch, Ted Sperling, Bill Scheible, Matthew Kraemer, Gerard Floriano, and Steven Thomas, among others. Mohan has won numerous national and international piano competitions, including the BPO Idol with Marvin Hamlisch. He was one of six pianists featured on the PBS documentary Piano Forte, which continues to air regularly. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Joseph Fidelman Scholarship, Lola Maskiewitz Scholarship Fund, Juilliard Alumni Scholarship, and the H. and A. Ziegle Jr. Scholarship.
A strong supporter for community outreach and education, Mohan has performed in nursing homes, at fundraisers for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Kids Escaping Drugs, and at local churches and community gatherings. Presently, he teaches ear training in Juilliard’s Pre-College and Evening divisions and composition at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, and serves as the director of music at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. An active composer, his works have been performed by the Ocean City Pops among others. He has also served as conductor of the School of Visual Arts Orchestra in New York City.
Mohan has performed in master classes with Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Nelita True, Natalya Antonova, Barry Snyder, and James Giles. He holds Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied under Seymour Lipkin and Matti Raekallio.
He has been on the MAP faculty since 2017.